Blackburn boss Paul Lambert taking positives

Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Paul Lambert

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Paul Lambert believes Blackburn deserved more at Charlton on Saturday but the manager is happy to continue a good mini-run of form.

Rovers have slipped down the Championship table in recent weeks and they are just six points above the relegation zone following the 1-1 draw at the Valley.

Lambert’s men did start their away clash well but found themselves behind when Harry Lennon’s deflected strike found the back of the net to give the hosts an underserved lead.

Scotland international Jordan Rhodes did manage to salvage a point for the visitors and they could have had a chance to snatch the win when Simeon Jackson was brought down in the box, but the referee gave no penalty.

Danny Graham, who recently arrived at Ewood Park on loan from Sunderland until the summer, made his debut for the club and, despite not getting on the scoresheet, the striker looked impressive.

The result has at least helped keep Blackburn undefeated in their last two, having beaten Newport in the FA Cup third round before the game against the Addicks.

Victories are desperately needed at the moment as Lambert aims to stave off relegation this season and the manager is hoping the players can keep showing improvement as the campaign goes on.

“We had to stop that rot we were in and in the last two games we have won one and drawn one,” Lambert said. “So we’ve got to build on that.”

Blackburn return to action on Saturday in the FA Cup fourth round at Oxford and the visitors are priced at 2.88 to win the match, a draw is on offer at 3.40 while the hosts are the 2.38 favourites.

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